Things to Know About Your Worm Farm

It can be entertaining to conserve a worm farm and it is best if you know the fundamental and important things to comprehend your worm farm. Here are some common wonders that can be of help you make the most outt of your worm farm.

With all the leftover food and kitchen scraps I feed my worms, how can I prevent ants from moving into the farm trays? If a farm tray it is too dry or acidic, ants will surely make their distance to the farm and invade worm space, which could kill the worms. If the tray is too dry, simply make sure to add water to raise moisture levels and add some garden lime to neutralize acidity, especially where ants are gathering. To avoid ants from getting into the system, try placing the legs of the system in a container of water or wipe Vaseline about it.

Will flies be attracted to the farm and will they be of any harm to the worms? Occasionally, small vinegar flies get into the worm trays, even so, they will not do any damage. Should there be the presence of larger flies, only make sure to retard the pace of feeding, that way food does not stay long in the worm tray and decompose long adequate to attract larger flies.

If I should see maggots in my worm farm, how can I take away them? Maggots proliferate in the presence of decomposing meat in the farm, thus, it is essential to avoid meat in your worm farm. To take away the maggots, place several pieces bread soaked in milk on the surface, since it will attract maggots toward it and you may be in a position to remove them after a couple of days after you discover the maggots transferring to the milk-soaked bread.

Just how do I get rid of foul smell emitting from the worm farm? Worm farms smell providing there is many uneaten food built up in the farm. If smelling should happen, stop feeding the worms temporarily and add some garden lime and stir the top tray softly to allow aeration.

This will also allow the worms to move through it easily and you can resume feeding when the smell dissipates. Here are another helpful hints you might need to know.

Always keep your worm farm damp but not wet, so water from time to time or as needed to maintain suitable conditions for the worms to propagate. If the worm farm smells, the worms may be fed too much, or giving them too much water. You may test to feed the worms small amounts at first and when they nearly run out of food, gradually build it up to larger portions, but ensure to cut or shred food to smaller portions for easy digestion.